There are currently an estimated 2,263,100 operations managers in the United States. The operations manager job market is expected to grow by 9.1% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are operations managers?

CareerExplorer rates operations managers with a B employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 211,200 operations managers. That number is based on 205,200 additional operations managers, and the retirement of 6,000 existing operations managers.

What’s the supply of operations managers?

The operations manager industry is concentrated in California, Texas, New York

Operations Manager job market by state

State Name Employed Operations Managers
California 255,210
Texas 165,360
New York 160,760
Illinois 118,820
Florida 97,630
Georgia 90,560
Pennsylvania 75,540
Massachusetts 74,260
Ohio 61,360
Indiana 55,540
Michigan 55,480
North Carolina 52,650
Virginia 51,370
Arizona 50,370
Maryland 47,360
Washington 46,740
Minnesota 45,400
Missouri 43,270
New Jersey 42,930
Colorado 41,560
Tennessee 41,160
Utah 39,810
Wisconsin 32,590
Oregon 32,390
South Carolina 32,370
Connecticut 31,660
Louisiana 28,050
Alabama 27,150
Kentucky 27,120
District of Columbia 26,210
Oklahoma 26,180
Mississippi 25,330
Iowa 24,390
Arkansas 20,630
Kansas 18,050
Nevada 17,680
Nebraska 16,390
New Mexico 14,670
Maine 12,590
Idaho 12,490
New Hampshire 12,040
West Virginia 10,560
Hawaii 10,060
North Dakota 7,250
Alaska 6,580
Rhode Island 6,100
Puerto Rico 5,850
Wyoming 4,910
Montana 4,890
Delaware 4,010
South Dakota 3,700
Vermont 3,030
Virgin Islands 1,710
Guam 1,610